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they're taking on the apple iphone, and google's android. good afternoon. >> we'll begin this afternoon with a developing story. the drew peterson murder case is now in the hands of the jury. >> jurors have already asked the judge several questions, including a request for phone records and testimony transcripts. nbc's kim bodis has the story. >> reporter: a month of testimony, some 40 witnesses, the jury has a lot to sift there. this morning the defense lawyers were talking about the state of mind for drew peterson saying he's emotional prepared for whatever happened. jurors are having to weigh the competing forensic tim. did she drown in the bathtub, and the credibility of several
hearsay witnesses who told of how savio feared with her life, and that drew threatened to kill her and make it look like an accident. that was kim vatis reporting. if convictioned peterson faces up to 60 years in prison. turning to the weather, some of us were talking about the heavy rain. pretty soon the comfort will turn to the heat. doug, what about it? >> a lot of people talking about that heat. look at the temperatures. they don't look all that bad. the dew point is at 75. that is incredible as far as the moisture that is out there. something sells we have seen, the shower activity. we have do have a few showers. most of them have been through
portions of southern maryland, but new storms developing now. these are down around culpepper, and there is actually a bit of line performing, this is another storm making its way towards andrews. right now most of these are fairly weak. i expect more develop as we move through the even south and east of the washington area. look back towards the west. we have one frontal boundary. this front will bring more heat and another chance of showers and storms. i'll show you who sees the best of -- and how hot we'll get. the weather in charlotte, north carolina causing changes at the dnc. just a few hours ago, convention organizers announced they're moving president obama's speech indoors tomorrow night, because there's a threat for severe weather. the president was supposed to accept his party's nomination at the outdiet bank of america stadium. the president will now give his
speech at the time warner cable area, only people with credentials will be allowed in to see that speech. tonight former president clinton will take the stage, trying to convince voters that the president deserves four more years. steve handlesman has a preview from charlotte. sirchlts president obama arrived in charlotte. he'll give a speech thursday night, in the major convention venue, it's three times larger, but exposed. the chance of rain is 30 to 40%. >> clearly team obama felt that the risks of having this thing drenched in a thunderstorm outweighed the benefits they got in denver from a big outdoor crowd, and clint eastwood shows them what happens when a nomination acceptance speech gets undercut by circumstances. republicans charged democrats just couldn't fill the stadium.
>> i think it has more to do with attendance than d. >> but a delegate says she was pestered for tickets. >> messages, phone calls, e-mails come from everyone i know, so i know they could have filled every single one of those seats. >> reporter: with the stadium event chanceled, thousands who waited in line for seats are out of luck. >> i got my tickets, i was so excited. i waited four hours in line to be just denied? >> tonight former president bill clinton gives the main speech. he's differed with president obama on issues like hiking taxes on the rich, but he'll make the case for reelection. democrats who had stadium tickets for tomorrow night but won't be able to fit in here got a bit of good news -- a promise to try to get them tickets to see the president soon someplace else. from the dnc in charlotte, i'm steve handelsman, news4.
we want to let you know jim vance will be joining us live from charlotte coming on news4 right here at 5:00 and 6:00 tonight. did you see it 9 first lady's speech has been the talk of the day. joining us is whur's millette green. you stayed up to see it. >> i did. >> very personal. what was your favorite part? >> i am like the typical whur listener, a hohn ownership, a parent, someone who's taken a hit. she was able to strike a chord like never before that she and her president are like middle-class americans, when she talked about children and how she loves her children and the president puts their family first. we all know that they have done a great job as parents. that really struck the emotional chord with so many of our listeners, talking about the limitless possibilities making that happen for our children. it was excellent.
>> let's listen to a portion of that that you described just now. >> because today i know from experience that if i truly want to leave a better world for my daughters, and for all of our sons and daughters, if we want to give all of our children a foundation for their dreams and opportunities worthy of their promise, if we want to give them that sense of limitless possibility, their belief that here in america there is always something better out there. if you're willing to work for it, then we must work like never before. >> she got that floor fired up. a lot of emotion in that room last night. what was the reaction from your listeners? >> our listeners say she blew it out of the ballpark, whether you're a democrat or republican, it doesn't matter, michelle obama revealed herself as a
superstar for the democrats. whur listeners are savvy. it's not all about a love-fest for barack obama. you have the undecided voters and those who feel apathetic, the undecided voters. they like the obamas, they love the first family. they even love the dog bo, but does that translate, that likability factor translate into trusting the president? then you have those apathetic voters hit hard in this economic climate and who feel like, hey, i don't need to show up to vote, what does it matter to me? jim, you have some 16,000 people in the district of columbia eligible to vote, not registered. that problem holds true in those key battleground states. our lynners say she delivered, energized those groups. >> a lot of your listeners and tweeters -- she's become a fashion eischen. what did they have to say about that part of the speech?
>> oh, what didn't they say? she ply it out of the ballpark, that fuchsia dress with the gray and michelle obama has, of course, inspired so many of us to take a risk and wear sleeveless, but one thing that our savvy listeners took away from that, designer tracy reese from detroit, there is a long road from detroit to fashion week in new york or the runways in millan, and if a tracy reese can make, if a michelle obama can make it, that appeals to minorities, to women, to business owners. >> and reese tweeted out a big thanker, how honored she was. what about concert tickets tomorrow and office visits. >> bill bellamy and anthony anderson, two huge comedians coming to town, we're giving
away tickets, visit 96.3, whur.com, and listen, and also we give wsh we do to an office every week, every thursday, we call it office of the week and bring the best doughnuts in the world, krispy kreme doughnuts and they're warm, and we have coffee. and we give away tickets. >> all right. so great to see you. >> great to be here. a big day after. we appreciate it. we'll be listening tomorrow morning and see you next time. pat, back over to you. >> please no krispy kreme doughnuts, especially if they're hot. don't bring them here. >> i know, i know. nokia today became the first of several companies expected to release new high-tech gage either as we head into the holiday season. mark barger enlightens up about the new lumia. >> this is lumia, and it's time
to switch. >> reporter: at least that's what they hope customers will do. >> clear lieutenant in the industry today, there's big competitive forces at work and we are pushing very hard to make sure we shift those dynamics. >> the new smartknown as will use windows 8 platform. it's an alliance nokia hopes will be -- as while microsoft looks to establish a mobile operating system. >> the windows phone i think is unlike any other phone on the market. >> reporter: nokia says the top of the line lumia will offer wire his charging, and -- >> nokia trying to focus this on going places, and having experiences and capturing them. >> reporter: nokia did not reveal a price for the new phone, but said there would be a
cheaper midrange version, the lumia 820, and both would be available before year's tend. mark barger, nbc news. not only is the pricing still a mystery, so is the date when the new smartphones will be available for purchase. when we come right bulk on "news4 at 4," we're just getting started. keeping your kids healthy. dr. jackie is here to tell us how the school building could be bad for that you are allergies. plus another layer of airport security. don't be surprised if somebody asking to look into your bottle of wart after you go through security. she's got game, a teenage girl making history on her high school football team -- that's not her. not her. and did nikki
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to divorce mitt romney. >> she tweeted i voted a rep, voting for mitt romney, some of the words she raps. she's not saying whether she actually supports the gop nominee. later in the song she raps also about zombies. minaj has more than 14 million twitter followers. patti labelle has agreed to paid to file a lawsuit. it was filed after a heated argument in a lobby apartment building. she apparently hurl a bottle at the woman and cursed her out all in front of the the woman's 18-month-old daughter. the singer was allegedly angry because the woman let her child play in the lobby. the family plans to donate the money to a children's cancer charity. 40 years on the air yet, but guess who want invited. bob barker was left out of the
game show's anniversary special. 88-year-old barker says he's fine with the exclusion. he says it was because he's been critical of prizes to certain animal attractions the producers haven't commented. the newest edition to the "jersey shore" family will maybe his big public debut. snooki and baby lorenzo will be on the cover september 17th. the photo was taken just six days after lorenzo was born. the baby's father is snooki's fiance. she says being a mom has completely changed her. she says her over-the-top partying days are all behind her now and she's a new person today. now that all of the kids are back in school, time to get them back on the allergy meds. fall brings ragweed, a dust mite
resurgence and worries about the flu. not to worry. dr. jackie, is here this afternoon to -- >> and it's surging. just to clarify, this is what we used to call hayfever. it's the time of year. so the ragweed comes out when you harvest the hay. >> so children that didn't need them much in the summer needs to get back on them? >> there's automatic upsurge. it catches us by surprise every year. what happens is there's an awful lot of particularly e.r. visits, because kids have been off their medicin medicines. >> and we've been hearing a lot about children and asthma. soo children be worried about asthma inhalers stunting children's growth? >> we have a bit of a conundrum. this was a study just published yesterday that showed us people who are on these inhalers looked that he lost about a half inch,
but they gained control of their asthma, and less inflammation in their lungs. so you have to balance that out. this is just one study, but it's a study we should pay attention to, but again it's a risk/benefit equation. >> better to be shorter. >> and breathe. >> and breathe. so fall, spring cleaning? >> yes, we say you should clean up in order to clear up. cop jess is the number one symptom you'll have with the allergies, and where you can really do something about it is the dust mites. remember the microscopic bugs like to feed off the dead skin cells, and put a cover particularly over your bed. you can certainly lessen the amount of exposure at dust mites, ragweed and with all the rain, mold? >> a tremendous amount of mold. it's something if you see it you should just pitch it.
there's mold all around the pool, the garden pots, all those places. highest counts that we've seen in a while out right now. >> also a lot of concern during the summer about west nile virus. what do we need to know? >> what it looks like. it can start with something as little as a headache. you can go ahead abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, a wide variety of symptoms. sadly there have been deaths because of this. >> and we've learned there's a test that can dern whether you have it? >> there is. >> and be treated before the symptoms? >> there is. so if you're concerned, go get that looked into. it's a serious problem because of the standing water that's around. >> the kids need their shots, but you're also talking about flu shots already? >> yes. >> offered them at the drugst e
drugstore. why so early? >> it takes a couple weeks to make the antibodies anywhere, and what we are concerned about is we're looking to the east, and in this case to australia. they had a whizbang of a flu season this year, so the concern is it will be quite significant. there's always concern about the h1n1 virus, which is the swine virus, and this years there's a week to it. you don't want to snuggle up to the pigs too much at the fair, because there's another swine flu. sadly deaths have occurred from that. get your flu shot and it would be protected. you might as well get what's in that recipe. even if it's not an exact match, it covers. better to be protected somewhat than not protected at all. >> dr. jackie, thanks as always. the jewelry store that's offering customers a firearm with their gemstones. doug says hold on, folks, 90
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finally we're getting the rain out of here, and it's hot. >> it's hot. it's warm and humid. the heat index is 95 currently outside. we're going to feel it. the humidity is out there. we do have some rain through parts of the area. most of us should stay dry. if you're south and east of -- at least most of us will. as we look outside, pretty shot. showing that we have seen at least a bit of rain. that dew point coming in at 75, humidity at 70%, winds out of the south right now absent about 8 miles per hour. once again the temperatures into the 90s. culpepper same deal.
97 at frederick, 96 in manassas, and 95 towards annapolis, a very warm and humid afternoon. we talked about the trigger earlier those stars starting to die out, but more storms developing right around portions of fairfax county. the shower will bring a light to moderate shower. right on through alexandria, maybe toward the airport, right over toward portions, and ox objecti oxo oxon -- some areas to the south have picked up some pretty good rain today. it looks like there's more on the way. loudoun cows, nothing to talk about. very nice evening.
two frontal boundaries, and another back to the west. these will both move through the area in the next 24 hours, first this one down to the south, so very warm and another humid date. with only a slight chance of a shower or storm. best chance south and east of washington. here comes the second cold front. that will usher in a nice warm day. it's not going to be too humid, but then much cooler weather as we make our way into the next couple days. dry for most. tomorrow morning you'll wake up with areas of fog, but a nice morning and lower humidity. that would be nice. as we move on. 92 tomorrow, 93, hot on friday, and then 87 on saturday, and watch what happens here, guys, a cold front moves through, and we see some beautiful weather starting sunday afternoon all the way into the middle of next week, so fall-like feel.
>> it's going to feel great. >> nice. it heats up and cools off. >> thank you, doug. when we come right back, a bizarre police chase. officers try to catch a naked man who tried to escape by jumping into a lake. some say the tsa is going a little too far. why the agency is screening the drinks you buy after you go through security. this teenage dirls is making
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you made it through airport security does not mean the tsa is done screening you. video posting online shows checking of drinks for hints of explosives. as tom costello reports, it has people talking about whether the tsa is going too far. >> unexpected sight at the columbus airport. two tsa officers holding a test strips to check for explosive vapors after the passengers had already passed security. dan holland was there. >> having someone demand i submit to another search without probable cause seems a bit much. >> reporter: the tsa the drink screening has going on as it employs multiple layers of security. it limit passengers after a terrorist plotted to blow up
passenger planes with liquid explosives over the atlantic. screened drink is -- perhaps an employees could smuggle in an explosive and hand it off. >> while an air airline dr neither the trusted vendors or the airport employed crease are screened every day. the tsa won't say how on which they aren't screen. it garnered mix reaction in chicago. >> ridiculous, excessive maybe. >> i would rather get on a plane knowing i'm going to be safe. >> i think it's a worth while thing for them to do. you can't be too safe. >> i am concerned about invasive it's getting. >> passengers may be denied boarding. two years ago the tsa invited is into laboratory as it tested equipment it hoped could sniff out explosives. >> we're trying to measure and quantitate how much of a gas is
leaking out from a liquid via the plastic seals and bottles. >> as the agency insists, an unpredictable offense at airports remains the best defense. tom costello, nbc news washington. here's something else new coming to about 40 airports around the country, bin tiding. zappos is among the first. it's plays ads in the bins that passengers put their shoes in. washington will gets a chance to honor the first man to walk on the moon form the national cathedral will hold a memorial in the national cathedral. it holds a moon rock delivered by the "apollo 11" crew. armstrong died last month at the age of 82. he was buried near his home in tsunami after a private funeral service. a warning on thousands of boxes of tampons contaminated with anything from bacteria to
metal shavings. thieves stole 16,000 cases that were supposed to have been destroyed. the maker kimberly-clark says cotex natural balance security tam ponce were stolen. the exude says yours should stop using them and check the boxes for the affected lot codes. we have a list of those codes on nbcwashington.com. police were trying to fick a naked. without a warning a stranger punched daniel gonzalez and knocked his 16-year-old sister down to the ground. the sister has autism, and he was taking her around the park for a walk. >> i mean, my sister cannot defend herself. i have to do that for her. i hope that guy gets help.
>> the man then stripped all his clothes off and jumped into this lake. finally officers captured him on an island in the lake. he was arrested. still to come on "news4 at 4," surveillance video showing a mother tricking her kids into helping her shopelevate. no more chicken mcnuggets. anncr: it'll start out as concrete and steel... but it'll become so much more.
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astronauts spent the day trying to work out some kinks in the space station. they had to fix a power unit that was improperly installed. the space walk lasted about 6 1/2 hours. nasa says it was a success. and atlanta, georgia, julie store is asking this question -- would you like a gun with that diamond? it's part of a sales promotion to boost business. anybody spending more than $2500 on diamonds can get a free hunting rifle. the storeowner says the ad is directed towards hunters for thinking about proposing to their significant others, even
if he doesn't get a lot of takers, he's hoping the unusual ad will make his business stand out. pretty darn romantic, huh? >> yeah, in a sense. coming up on "news4 at 4," a girl who plays with the boys, how she's making history. and dueling will be back to tell us if it's going to be heat or rain for the weekend.
doug, if you like it humid, he says we're going to love the rest of this week. >> you're going to love tonight, tomorrow, friday night. meteorology cal summer ended just a couple days ago. mother nature taking her time. so why not just let it continue? if you're thinking about heading down toward the nats game tonight, looking very nice as far as the weather is concerned, i think, all this evening. is there a slight chance of a shower? yes, i think it will stay to the south. i'm not too worried about the rain there. i think it will be a nice night for baseball, but rather humid. 86 degrees the current
temperature. up to 75, our humidity at 70%. that is very, very high for this time of year. winds out of the south right now at 8 miles per hour. looking at partly to mostly cloudy skies. rockville at 91. 86 at ft. belvoir. we did see some rain earlier. we still have shower activity, but once again it's south of washington. those have now sinced died out. this is the area that we're watching down here. right along 17 here, pretty good showers and thunderstorms, locally heavy rainfall, towards northern culpepper county, all moving off toward the east, but they're moving fairly slow. we will see a couple more develop, and then also over towards southern maryland once again, also shaded with a frontal boundary. that front is clearly defined right in here, drifting down to
the south. this one giving some severe weather. that one will move our way, too, so we're still stuck in the soup at least a bit. 67 in the suburbs around gaithersburg, could be areas of fog, so watch out for that. we'll have a -- tomorrow afternoon, here's the heat again. 93 in fredericksburg, most of us will be on the -- mostly down to the south and east, back towards the mountains, and then front number two, so heads-up for those, but not expected too much. on friday sitting a 93. saturday rather warm and humid with a high of 87. chance of showers and storm late saturday into early sunday, but by late afternoon, we're looking at beautiful weather, and next week, just about perfect, i
think, a little fall-like, even for lows around 59 in the city next week, which means many of you will be around 50 to start your day. >> just like that. >> thank you, doug. football season is here with teams suiting up and hitting fields all over the country. nbc's tamron hall introduces us to the team's quarterback who plays like a girl. >> reporter: it looks like a rely lard friday night high school football warm-up before the game, but number 13 is no ordinary quarterback. . 17-year-old aaron demegly i don't is the third-string quarterback, and yes, she's a girl. >> when i first came out, i came out to play, i've always wanted to place. >> reporter: she's not the first teenage girl to play football, but may be the first to play
quarterback in a florida high school football game. >> she was the quarterback for the flag football team. >> reporter: so coach gatewood asked. >> tell them erin. >> shut up. >> reporter: she picked it up fairly well. she also plays point guard on the girls' basketball team. at 5'5", and 140 pounds, there is some concern for her safety on the field. her coach felt confident putting her on the team. >> why do people feel she's more apt to get hurt? she's not the smallist kid i have on this varsity team. >> reporter: and her teammates don't have an sure. >> i'm not anything special. just because my gender is different doesn't mean they have to treat me differently. >> reporter: the only difference she suits up in the girls ease locker room, then joins the
boys. the coach is adamant she's earned her stripes. >> most years i'm just hoping the guy knows his plays and just can can get me through a game. erin is by far better than that. >> reporter: last friday erin's team was up in the fourth quarter in their first regular-season game. so her coach let his other quarterbacks see some action. >> reporter: she gained ground for her team, making everyone proud, including her parents. >> we're so proud of her and her determination and her courage. i think it takes a lot of bravery for a young lady to step onto the field. >> no words to describe it. just sheer joy and she's living the dream. >> reporter: for erin, it was a moment she'll never forget. >> i want to send a message to
girls to try that. if you're good at football, like, why not just try it. just because you're a girl doesn't mean you can't play. >> erin has already applied to play at several colleges, but instead of football, she's opening to play college basketball. go, erin. a programming note tonight, the nfl season kicks off tonight at nbc. the new york giants will take on division rival dallas cowboys. again, you can catch the first matchup of the season right here on nbc4, starting at 8:30 tonight. still ahead, mcdonald's is getting a makeover. we'll tell you where the chain will open a vegetarian restaurant. >> this is a big project, a python gets a checkup. i'm wendy rieger. coming up on "news4 at 5," a major change in charlotte for president obama's speech. jim vance and tom sherwood will join us live. a female swimmer comes
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a pennsylvania woman is out on bail, and her kits in protective custody. police say she confessed to having her children try to steal $85 worth of grocery items. the whole thing was caught on tape. >> reporter: police say this video on friday night is anything but typical. >> i truly believe the two kids didn't know what they were doing, just following their mother's orders. mom gets twohopping carts. she tells the 10-year-old to push the shopping cart. they walk through the store. she loads into the one shopping
cart two fans and a comforter. then mom take the other cart, gets juice, milk and bread. police say wyms paid the food items, but told the kids to leave with the rest. as they go to check out, the mom tells the 10-year-old unbeknownst is stealing, to meet me outside. >> reporter: the kids didn't know they were pushing stolen goods, and williams confessed to using her kids. >> mom's story is she did steal the merchandise. >> reporter: are you a relative? >> channel 10 news is year. yes, i'm a relative, but she's not available. she doesn't live here. >> reporter: rely testifies spoke through a door and said williams was unavailable. >> reporter: do you have anything you want to stay about her arrest? >> i'm unaware of her arrest. >> reporter: she's charged with a number of crimes, including corruption and endangering her children. investigators said she told them
store security woo wouldn't stop the kids. >> police sea she's had previous theft convictions. now at 5:00, another beating on capitol hill. police are wondering if there's a connection to another case. change of plans. there's a threat of severe weather, so president obama's speech will be moved indoors. jim vance will join us live from charlotte. an unusual animal attack. and a register sex offender is busted yet again. good evening, i'm wendy rieger. >> we're starting off tonight at 5:00 with breaking news. we've learned a student has stabbed another student just a short time ago. a 17-year-old teenage boy was tapped near northwest high school in chillup. officers are headed to the scene right now, so is a news4 crew. we will bring you more information as it comes in. a lot of fear tonight the
same violent robbers may be targeting people in capitol hill. people are investigatesing whether another attack may be connected to a more brutal beating back in august. the victim in that crime is still in the hospital with traumatic injuries. jackie bensen is live for us on the street, where at least one person heard the last violent attack. >> reporter: hunched and kicked by two men who got away in a silver car. >> the jae who was assaulted said you've got everything, what more do you want? >> reporter: this resident says her houseguest -- and then she heard something pop, but it wasn't a punch or whatever, with the silencer or